The Brandywine Fest is Back in Business

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For many of us, the now infamous date of September 11 will always signify horror and sadness. And the arts world offers some noteworthy events that honor the terrorist attacks of 9/11.

The Milford Community Band, for example, will perform a concert in the Milford Library Park at 10 a.m. on September 11. The concert will be in observance of 9/11.

But most other organizations have no choice but to move on, given the fact that the date this year falls on a Saturday, and the arts season is well underway.

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Perhaps the biggest event is the return of the Brandywine Festival of the Arts September 11-12. Some may recall the hubbub about last year’s cancellation. But arts king Barry Schlecker has taken the reins, and he promises the kind of stellar event that has survived for more than four decades.

My gut feeling is that the 50th annual BFA will hit the scene with serious gusto. Expect a big showing of fine arts (painting, sculpture, photography, etc.) and crafts, all gracing the banks of Brandywine Creek in Brandywine Park in Wilmington. Booked are hundreds of juried artist exhibitions from across the country, and Schlecker is expecting about 25,000 visitors over the two-day period. I predict more. Remember, we didn’t get our fix last year.

There is a $5 cover charge. Total deal.

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